Charlie says… it’s that time again! Yes, the exam season is looming, and as usual, the Library will be doing everything we can to help everyone through – plus a little extra!
- 24-7 Opening. The Library will be open non-stop from 8.30am on Monday 21st May and will remain so until 2am on Wednesday 20th June. This is an increase of three extra 24-7 days from last year!
- Extra Study Space in Seminar Room 1. Additional study tables will be placed inside our largest seminar room on Level 3 and this will be open for students to use from 21st May through until Friday 8th June. No need to book, just go and grab a seat!
- Library On Tour – James France. Library staff will be available in the James France Study Room D002 from 10am-3pm from Tuesday 29th May to Friday 8th June to provide assistance for users requiring additional staffed study space.
- Desk Clearing. Busy library means fewer spaces, and sometimes people aren’t always considerate about how much space they take up! As usual we’ll be patrolling the floors and removing any items left unattended for more than 30 minutes to free up space.
- Noise Alert Text Service. From Monday 21st May we will be launching a new noise alert system where people can text a mobile number to let us know if anyone is being noisy or disruptive. Further details to follow soon!
- Library Café Later Opening. The Library Café will be extending its regular opening hours from 8.30am to 10pm for three weeks beginning Monday 21st May – so you’ve got lots more time to grab a break (just make sure you’re back in 30 minutes!)
Keep an eye on our Twitter and Facebook feeds for further service updates and announcements, and don’t hesitate to get in touch with us if you need any kind of assistance or support – we’re here to help.
Best of luck!
It will be business almost as usual for the Library during the forthcoming Bank Holiday weekend. The Library will be open as normal on Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday as well. We won’t be quite as fully staffed as usual on the Monday (Librarians are renowned snooker fans!) but all of the Enquiry Desks will be open.
And if you’re looking for a bite to eat, you’ll also be pleased to know that the Library Café will be open as usual as well – 8.30am to 6pm on Monday, too.
Whether you’re staying in or going out (and don’t forget the Freefest down at the Union on Monday!) we hope you all enjoy a nice long weekend.
As today is officially the last day of the 2016-17 Academic Year (hooray!) it seems like a good time to remind people that from next Monday, 25th June, for the rest of the summer the Library will be switching to its vacation opening times schedule. This is:
- Monday 9am-5.30pm
- Tuesday 9am-5.30pm
- Wednesday 9am-8pm
- Thursday 9am-5.30pm
- Friday 9am-5.30pm
- Saturday CLOSED
- Sunday CLOSED
Please note above that our only late(ish) evening opening is on Wednesday nights, and that we are closed entirely at weekends for the duration of the vacation (try saying that with a mouthful of ice cream!). Please also be aware that last entry to the Library is ten minutes before closing time, in order to allow staff to clear the building.
The IT Services PC Clinic in the Library is open throughout the summer, but only during the hours 11am-3pm. Outside these times the IT Services Help Desk can be contacted 8.30am-5pm (week days only).
The Library Shop will be closed for the summer, but the Library Café will remain open, 9.30am-3pm daily, dispensing breakfast cobs, coffee and sympathy for those who aren’t sunning themselves on a beach somewhere instead!
As usual during the vacation we will be catching up with a few out-of-season maintenance jobs around the building; we will keep everyone posted here and on our usual social media channels of when & where these will be taking place to minimise any potential disruption to visitors.
As the Library switches to an alternative opening hours schedule during the Easter vacation, so do the Library Café and Library Shop.
From Monday 3rd April through until Friday 28th April, the Library Café will be open from 9am – 4pm week days, but closed at weekends. Please be aware that this includes this weekend, 1st – 2nd April, even though the Library is open as usual. For the Bank Holiday Weekend, Saturday 29th April – Monday 1st May, the Café will be open from 10am – 5pm.
The Library Shop will be closed for the duration of the Easter vacation.
It’s not just the Library that is open longer during the January 24-7 period – the Library Café and Library Shop will also be keeping their doors open for extra time as well!
From Monday 9th January to Wednesday 1st February, the Library Café will be open 9am – 11pm Monday to Friday, and 10am – 9pm on Saturday and Sunday.
From Monday 9th January to Wednesday 1st February, the Library Shop will be open 9am – 4pm Monday to Friday, and 10am – 4pm on Saturday and Sunday.
In addition, to meet the extra demand for refreshments during one of the busiest times of the year in the Library, the Library Café will be hosting an Express Coffee Stand (pictured above), situated in the café seating area, which will be providing quick drinks and snacks for those who don’t like the size of the queue in the serving area! This stand will be open 9am – 3pm Monday to Friday only.
The University will be holding Open Days on Friday 23rd September and Saturday 24th September. Visitors, students and staff should be aware that campus, and in particular the Library, will likely be extremely busy on both days.
The Library will again be hosting several displays and stands by other support services within the University on both days, and will be taking up temporary residence this week on Level 3. As such, certain study areas on this level will be unavailable during this time.
Open Day June 2016 image by Amy Zheng.
The Library Café will also be switching to its vacation time opening hours schedule during the Easter holiday period (21st March – 18th April).
Week days, the Café will open at 9am and close at 4pm.
The café will be closed at weekends. It will also be closed from Good Friday (25th March) until the following Tuesday (29th March) along with the rest of the Library.
The Library Shop will be closed for the entire duration of the Easter vacation.
Some advance warning to people planning to visit the Library next Wednesday, 23rd December and on Saturday 2nd January, that the Library Café will be CLOSED all day on both days.
Vending machines supplying hot drinks and snacks will still be available, and there are other outlets on campus that will be open on both days. You can find details via this link:
We apologise in advance for any inconvenience.
Starting this week, the Library Café will be open for business from 9am instead 9.30am – which means early birds can get their caffeine fix even earlier than usual!
We would politely ask, though, that visitors not eat all the delicious sausage & bacon breakfast cobs they serve up before Library staff can get to them!